Blog Tour: The Raindrop by Brian D. McClure

the Raindrop

A big thank you to the Cadence Group and Pump Up Your Book Promo Tour for sending me this very cute children's book! For more information, visit http://www.thecadencegrp.com

Product Details

  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Hardcover: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Universal Flag Publishing (February 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933426012
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933426013

Product Description

"I am just a raindrop, I am smaller than small. What am I doing here? I have no use at all..." So begins the story of The Raindrop. In this adventurous journey, many Truths are uncovered which help the Raindrop remember the higher purpose of his life. This simple and heartfelt story, allows children and adults of all ages to remember the Truth of who they are.




About the Author

Brian D. McClure is the author of a number of popular childrenÂ’s books. His books share a common theme of the interconnection and oneness of all and resonate with simple Truths which are common to all of us. Brian believes that in order to end fear and violence in our world, we must all be proactive in helping everyone remember who they are. Brian is also the creator of the Universal Flag. This flag was created to represent our Interconnection and Oneness with All. It is a symbol that transcends differences and honors the uniqueness and commonality of all.

Biography

Ohio-born native Brian McClure is the Founder and President of The Universal Flag and its affiliate companies. He is an author, human rights advocate and messenger of the oneness of all. Inside of the Universal Flag Companies, he set up a Non-Profit Foundation to help relieve the suffering which he has witnessed in third world countries, along with spreading the Universal Flags throughout the World. The flag was recently paraded and flown at The United Nations as part of World Peace Day.
Brian has been interviewed on countless national radio shows and has been in a number of publications
including CNN, CBS & NBC TV. He is the host the hit radio show, "A Call To Consciousness" - which is heard weekly on KTLK 1150AM in Los Angeles and KFNX 110AM in Phoenix Arizona.
He has spoken at many organizations, churches, and institutions including The Agape Spiritual Center, The Inside Edge and The Onion based at the Unity Spiritual movement Center. Brian's humanitarian efforts have extended worldwide. Recently Brian took it upon himself to visit and document impoverished communities in Sierra Leone which had just ended an 11-year war several years before, and Uganda. Upon his return, he has been very proactive creating awareness about the real conditions which go largely unreported in the US.
Brian once stated: ''The power of a symbol cannot be underestimated. Politicians use symbols to gather and mobilize support. Corporations use logos to create effective, profitable brand loyalties. Now, the world has a new symbol, the Universal Flag is one that calls forth promise and potential for all. It defines our interconnectedness and oneness with ALL." As Brian has said many times, "the Universal Flag Symbol acts as a signpost reminding us of our deepest truths. The symbol represents a world filled with infinite possibilities."
Brian has developed an awareness of equality among all people and nationalities. His primary goal is to help people remember that inside each of us we hold the higher truths that are transforming our world.

 About The Book- My Review

Brian is a wonderful storyteller. I really liked this book. It's well written and very entertaining. The Little Raindrop has quite a personality that you will love from the start. The large, colorful illustrations by Buddy Plumlee capture the storyline well.

This hardcover children's book begins with The Raindrop questioning his worth and purpose to the Cloud. As he's falling through the sky, repeating "I am smaller than small, I am no use at all", well these words remind me of a Max Lucado children's book, Tallest of Smalls. Have you read that one?
What I find so cool is that an author can take a familiar storyline and change it with his vision and perspective and I think that's a marvelous writing tip. In this case, Brian's book is unique and stands on its own with a great lesson science lesson on H20 plus I feel that the heart of this book empowers children to know that they're loved and have a purpose in the bigger picture of things called life. (family)

The story moves along with all the trees crying out for rain and this certainly is a call uttered by many farmers where I live in Southern California! All at once the drops answer the call except the Raindrop
is still caught up in thinking about his own purpose. Here is where I like how the author provides a conflict for the main character to solve. And then the plot goes deeper and I like that, too.

This really cute kids book sends a great lesson about our water system for children of ages 4-8. There is much freedom in discovering your purpose and we find out later on in the story that the Raindrop realizes he is part of the water system. I especially like this part of the story:

"Some of the raindrop became hydrogen, some of it became oxygen, and some of it became corn. Through the wonderful process of energy, the Raindrop changed form."
The story doesn't end there but I encourage you to purchase this cute book for inspiration and encouragement. Great overall message with everyone having their unique giftedness. 4 1/2 stars!
The author's dedication page is priceless... thank you!

The Raindrop was provided by The Cadence Group for review.

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